No matter what your circumstances, Universal Credit is a modern system that helps make sure you’re getting all the financial support you’re entitled to in one place, and all the help that’s right for you.
Universal Credit replaces 6 different benefits and tax credits to help make sure you’re getting everything you’re entitled to. You only need to make one application, and the system will work out the right amount for your circumstances.
By getting this support as a single payment, you should find it easier to manage your money. You’ll get your payments on the same day of every month, so you can plan how and when you pay your rent and other household bills. Plus this makes it easier to see how much you have coming in, which will help you budget and take control of your finances.
If you have a partner who lives with you, you’ll get a single payment for your whole household. Your joint payment will take the circumstances of both of you into account, so you can budget as a whole household.
And if you’re having trouble managing your money, there are options that could help you get back on track:
Read more about Universal Credit payments including how and when you’ll be paid.